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Instrument details
Acronym PEM/EPS
Full name Particle Environment Monitor / Energetic Particle Spectrometer
Purpose To monitor electrons and protons of medium and high energy
Short description Package of two spectrometers, one for medium energy electrons and protons (0.001-32 keV), one for high energy electrons (0.04-5 MeV) and protons (0.07-139 MeV)
Background Component of the UARS Particle Environment Monitor (PEM)
Scanning Technique Viewing the atmosphere and Space at 8 different directions, 5 towards Space, 3 towards Earth
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 1991-12-12 to 2005-12-14
Last update: 2017-06-05
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Solar and space environment monitors
  • Energetic particle spectrometer
Mission objectives
Secondary mission objectives
  • Electron differential directional flux
  • Proton differential directional flux
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Electron differential directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, low, medium and high energy (up to over 400 keV)
Proton differential directional flux5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Platform environment, low, medium and high energy (up to over 1000 keV)